Trevor Noah Promises Fresh Start For The Daily Show
Trevor Noah has promised to revamp The Daily Show and use his unique perspective as an outsider to the US political system to keep the satire fresh.
He was speaking at a press conference to publicise the start of his first series of the satirical news show, which launches tonight (September 28) in the US.
“I’m living in America and these are the things that I’m seeing day to day, so for instance the Republican debate, which I wouldn’t necessarily have had full access to living outside of the US is now in my face and it means a lot more to me. But I bring a certain level of: ‘did you see this other thing?’. That comes from another place and it’s nice for the team that they get an outsiders’ perspective.”
Noah also said he was not afraid of venturing into dangerous political territory or filling the huge shadow left by previous host Jon Stewart.
Referring to the writers and producers of the show, he said: “These are all Emmy winners sitting next to me. I’m the wild card. So they’re the ones who should be afraid more than anyone.”
“If we turn somewhere where there is no danger then we’re going down the wrong road. People said: ‘are you getting rid of Jon or are you continuing Jon?’ I realised there’s a big middle ground. It doesn’t have to be all or nothing.”
The Daily Show will air in the UK on Comedy Central.